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Reuters: Bearing Witness
March 28, 2008 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Through half a decade of war, a team of 100 Reuters correspondents, photographers, cameramen and support staff have strived to bring the world news from the most dangerous country for the press. This is their testimony - bearing witness to ensure the story of Iraq is not lost.
posted by krautland (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
What a great link! Thanks so much for posting this.
posted by zerobyproxy at 8:19 AM on March 28, 2008


Also seen in this thread.
posted by monospace at 8:45 AM on March 28, 2008


This is great, thanks. I couldn't make it past the images of the children in hospital right now, but I will come back to this.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:13 AM on March 28, 2008


Terrific site. Thanks much for this post.
posted by languagehat at 9:30 AM on March 28, 2008


The freakiest bit is the two guys trying to get their burning friend to safety, but not being able to approach...that made me feel queasy. Awesome link - I just wish the video was longer.
posted by AdamCSnider at 9:35 AM on March 28, 2008


If it weren't for these people we'd only have the propaganda bulletins of the warring factions and wouldn't know what's going on.
True heroes.
posted by jouke at 9:36 AM on March 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


What struck me were the women's faces, the ones standing against the wall, the one holding her child, the one huddling while soldiers searched the house.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 9:40 AM on March 28, 2008


I just wish the video was longer.
it's not just one video. the interview section has more.
posted by krautland at 10:27 AM on March 28, 2008


The freakiest bit is the two guys trying to get their burning friend to safety, but not being able to approach...that made me feel queasy. Awesome link - I just wish the video was longer.

And then noticing, leaning up against the burning truck is a man charred black, clothes burned away, who's arms are raised and still moving.
posted by ZaneJ. at 11:07 AM on March 28, 2008


Fuck war. Great site.
posted by dazed_one at 1:00 PM on March 28, 2008


speechless.

i'd say "thank you for posting this" but that doesn't seem the right sentiment.
posted by CitizenD at 1:10 PM on March 28, 2008


Thanks for sharing this. It was bizarre going through the timeline. I got to the end of 2003 and thought, what's left to come? What filled up the other 4.5 years? Then I clicked through the rest. Oh yeah.
posted by roombythelake at 3:46 PM on March 28, 2008


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